Youth Care Worker (2nd shift & Awake Overnight shift)
Reports to: Cottage Supervisor
FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt
Last date reviewed: 10/8/2019
Provides direct childcare services, ensure that day-to-day supervision of youth is consistent with agency standards and effectively works as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
- Consistently implements each youth’s care plan and completes documentation as required.
- Accurately administers medication according to physician and/or nurse’s orders and documents the medication administration record (MAR.)
- Actively encourages and reinforces youth’ participation in maintaining established standards of cleanliness and orderliness in their living unit and the surrounding campus.
- Ensures that each youth’s health needs are identified and met within the specified time frame.
- Actively encourages and supports each youth’s need to achieve satisfactory academic performance.
- Participates in the development of unit activities, recreation activities and spiritual life awareness while providing direct supervision as required.
- Provides safe transportation in agency vehicles for youth to keep scheduled appointments as required.
- Provides direct mealtime supervision to assure that youth are provided a balanced meal and that dining procedures are consistently followed.
- Completes a thorough inventory for each youth’s belongings upon admission, discharge and on a quarterly basis.
- Complete bag searches any time youth return to the program from being in the community, visits, etc.
- Completes assigned unit system responsibilities and documentation.
- Demonstrates knowledge and compliance of health and safety standards through weekly on-site inspections according to agency guidelines.
- Demonstrates the ability to receive, transmit, store and retrieve information as evidenced through written and verbal communication.
- Contributes to the prevention and management of challenging behaviors by implementing the Board of Child Care’s Behavior Support and Safe Crisis Management Techniques.
- Promotes effective communication through the timely submission of documentation and compliance with logbook policy, as well as the Electronic Health Record keeping system
- Provides coverage, as needed, for direct care vacancies.
- Provides mandatory on-call coverage as required.
- Fosters quality and diversity in problem identification and conflict resolution among youth and co-workers.
- Perform duties, as requested, to achieve agency goals.
- Provide transportation to and from appointments (Medical, Family Visits, etc.) as needed.
- Accountability for Others
- Accurate Listening
- Attitude toward Honesty
- Commitment to the Job
- Consistency and Reliability
- Developing Others
- Emotional Control
- Empathetic Outlook
- Handling Stress
- Human Awareness
- Leading Others
- Monitoring Others
- Practical Thinking
- Relating to Others
- Role Awareness
- Frequent Interaction with Others
This job operates in a cottage environment.
In the nature of being at a residential and school living environment there may be times you experience conditions in which challenging behavior can be exhibited from our youth to include but not limited to, physical agitation, physical violence and/or emotion outburst.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:
This is a full-time position. This position regularly requires long hours and weekend work. Essential for snow.
Travel is primarily local during working hours, although some out-of-area and overnight travel is rare.
Required Education and Experience
- Minimum High School Diploma
- Bilingual (English and Spanish)
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
- Certification in Basic First Aid and CPR through the American Red Cross. (Must be attained by completion of the orientation period and maintained every two years.)
- Certification in Safe Crisis Management. (Must be attained by completion of the orientation period and completed yearly there after.)
- Maintenance of an unrestricted Driver’s License with a safe driving record as defined in the agency policy.
- Must receive medication administration training through the State of Pennsylvania. (Training provided by the agency.)
- Federal and State Fingerprinting Background Checks
- Drug screening (Pre-Employment and Random)
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.